Monday, April 4, 2011

King Conan #2

So what would happen if Conan were to meet the monsters from the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft?

You can find out in this issue of King Conan, as it continues the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's story, "The Scarlet Citadel."

Many people claim this as their favorite Conan story, and it's easy to see why. The barbarian is trapped in an underground labyrinth that is inhabited by the monstrous creations of an evil sorcerer, and it's easily one of the most horrific sequences in Conan's career.

Writer Tim Truman does a fantastic job of bringing the story to life, as a chained Conan confronts the gigantic snake Satha - and that's just the beginning of his problems!

Artist Tomas Giorello continues to turn in incredibly detailed art, and teamed with color artist Jose Villarrubia, they're creating some of the best Conan art ever - and that's saying something!

Add in a fantastic cover by Darick Robertson and Dave Stewart, and this is a series you should not miss.

If you've ever been a fan of Conan, this series is highly recommended!

Grade: A


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